Channel: Zahir Mahmood
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Cuz I know some of you may just think about bullets banging into you. Tonight we're gonna bang, bang into your heart and your chest that you can't shrug it off. They will come back and they'll curse you.
And they prey upon you every single day. When you go back, I'm going to make you think that what bullets Am I taking in my daily life? What am I doing in my life? What's my purpose in life? You think we create your vanity, no purpose. They just walk around.
Cool about on the streets. That's not how Muslims should become. They begin to live a life like that a certain lifestyle. When they talk about the gangster lifestyle.
What's wrong with our society you know, every time these things happen, you know, we blame we will blame society. We said it was society's fault. It's society is not society. society doesn't force you to do things.
Gives you a choice. Every time you do something, a lot gives you a choice.
And it is up to you to do it or to leave it. When you pick up the cigarette and you've been putting in your mouth you're about to drink it. Has society said you better smoke. It never said you should smoke. That is your choice. When you pick up a gun and shoot somebody, it's in your hands. What society tells you to shoot somebody
gives you a nice choice.
grew up with you racketeering and prostitution
your testimony spit on your face. masala was worth more than that you think you're fat boy.
You know you look at our life look, we made a role model. Every Tom Dick and Harry we made our role models, the way that tell you to behave this how we behave. We spend more time watching X Factor than reading the series on the purpose of what
they tell you you know wear high heels you wear high heels, they tell you when
you wear baggy, baggy, let anyone touch you in tight. They tell you the Palestinian scarf is in fashion. And then you start wearing the Palestinians rose the cause.
They tell you you know where your trousers halfway up your backside, you wear your
your backside. Who wants to see the color of your Chevy anyway?
Seriously have some self respect. The purpose of them said when you die
then you will do whatever you wish. You walk around with your jeans outfit on your backside with your
butt you do what they tell you to do.
What are the things that most Muslim youth are doing? Sometimes you begin to shy away from the first thing that we find is alcohol
has become unfortunately a common trend
that Muslim youth drink alcohol, whatever the names may be, whiskey, Brandy, rum, vodka, whatever it may be common practice that Muslims get drunk, yet legless can't find their way home, abused as a Muslim rather than making their way home. At least some people needs to drink drinking secrecy, drinking the privacy of their own homes. But now we find that people out in the open behaving like disbelievers. But if someone may say well, you know, I don't drink alcohol.
I take some substances.
I smoke drugs,
told me in the Quran, where Allah said the Quran cocaine crack smoke, weed, skunk, marijuana spliff, reefer though.
White Lady, CO, small, brown, Charlie, whatever name you want.
People say to me Give it to me
and I'll give it up today my life
DVDs version number and I'll give you up in my life because it doesn't exist in the Quran. That's what I'm trying to say. But for your information it does exist inside the Quran. The Quran mentions quite clearly first that I mentioned in them and summer hammer isn't alcohol that's a loose translation, the meaning of
his mouth harp and
whatever intoxicates you your language, whatever rushes you stones you buzzes you chips you makes you feel good.
Full stop. The Sharia says that if it takes away your mind, it covers your mind shroud your mind takes away your senses. Finish and the story man wants to come to me and say to me, but you know, I don't think so much this stuff. How do you take a small spliff keep me mellow like Bob Marley used to take me to be controlling focus? We don't do that. No.
Would it create schizophrenia that's what it does split personality but obviously just becomes common normal practice right because for us, cuz I'm a big daddy
isn't it? I'm a big daddy if I move the key knows the keys isn't it? I'm a big daddy. That's why
you don't pick up on with me. Like I said the bullies I'm gonna come with a different bullies.
That's the bullies I'm gonna come with you gonna think about it for the rest of your life.
The people who take junkie like to come and say, well, I'll take small amounts and keep me mellow. keep me focused.
I don't get stoned. So it must be hard for me
to stick with some type of foods that's what they think. You play games with us.
Whatever stones you in large amounts becomes Haram in small amounts. The [???]ty And isn't that for you? I've imbalance then I get drunk while I take a kilo crack and then I get won't get drunk. Those are your mind
hallucinations jumping off some building or something? Surely it doesn't say you'd say you're you're free.
The city has said whatever in large amount toxic as you
the city as McCarthy has purposes five general purpose is to protect your mind your body, your soul, your faith, your wealth, Your Honor, your dignity. Whenever you make something, look at it, it benefits your life. benefits your wealth, benefits, Your Honor. Benefits of dignity, benefits, your religion. Benefits of mine anything that's made Haram in this area look what it does to you. Destroy so well. Destroy so honor. Man taking heroin lying on the floor like an
addict addicted to heroin, lying on the floor, picking up cigarette butts, shooting them, because you become a stack in
our community scrolling down, we see on been fooling the floor 50 of small cigarette butts taking from another Muslim
rap to inject themselves. A man wants to drive by his trashcan thing. Yeah, I'm a big boy. When somebody was certainly substances is a cone of behavior. Never serve up to another Muslim. Never ever in your life. Go down a long way. Go down a long way. But never ever get your own blood addicted to it. We've pushed on with the rules. we've crossed over the boundary. Some of us we think we're gangsters. Read about the Dempster word. I don't tend to look at people at the store face.
Muslim boys walking around with a picture of Scarface in his mouth was the end of this individual was in the pool these individual begins to take place inside their life. We begin to praise them look up to them. That this is my lifestyle. I live by the gun die by the gun.
Isn't it against the rap culture?
Listen to these people. Man Walking with his trousers hanging below bottom. Think he's Tupac amaru Shakur
among the shining surface.
That shining serpent is we're now wrapped around his mouth. All eyes on me now isn't it to pack? I get around as you get around. Come down 1996 four times and drive by shooting.
Just as some of us begin to think is interesting. This isn't it? All Begins with people like NWA leakers with an attitude. Public Enemy ice tea ice cube coming back with all these other artists that begin to exist.
Please a black man a Jamaican language man
He's grown up in that language he speaks yada, yada
yadi tracking your teeth going?
Since when? Since was that being your culture? That's man's culture. That's his lifestyle. That's how he conducts himself. You ain't no Jamaican yadi and when you pick the Jamaica jockeys, you know what happens you anyway, you get put in your place you drive back to your seats and it don't you don't have to deal with the situation Do you? Put your head down and drive back where you belong? Stay in your manner yet little boy. No bad boy if that's your thing, cuz it's always gonna be a bad boy to you out there.
You're worried about your loss.
You're worried about the next man's gonna come down. Wise next man gonna come down.
Because you check this ejack not judging each other.
Black on Black crime. We've got now Muslim, a Muslim crime. Please investigate the amongst ourselves about drug
racketeering and prostitution.
Stumbling on your face was worth more than that. You think you're fat boy?
racketeering these substances getting addicted to it?
is one message in your life? Don't forget about the next man. And is he looking for you? Think about those people who are addicted to these substances. I don't often get up and pray at night. That's my downfall. I tell you one thing. If I knew somebody, my family got offered jobs because of you. And I know who you are. I'll make sure I get up every single
time. And that's what a lot of mothers are doing. single night. Remember those words? If you've been trafficking drugs inside this community is a poor mother out there who gets up every single night and she's made that person that dog who got my son, my daughter is crap.
stays with you for the rest of your life.
And likewise, the other issue that we find some young boys come and say well, I don't drink.
I don't take drugs.
I don't traffic them.
I don't even listen to gangsta rap. Whatever it may be know that I do. Research if you listen to snippets to understand what's taking place in the society, isn't it?
To the next flesh of my flesh blood in my blood head is hot. Damn hell hell, isn't it man for those who suffers from bipolar, depression or whatever he suffers from 50 cents. The rich get rich or die trying. He's a good man was shot nine times. She will look up to him.
You have to use expressions that we that we are the harmonica
and I GGA you know what they say about
getting goals accomplished. Isn't it that is it justified?
You understand it's not rudimentary statement when adding a treatment.
is all about cream isn't it?
Cash rules everything around me. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
About that, isn't it?
And what are the mums say when they refer back that? Well, you never live no shanty town
and had no food
to get by.
Vicky isn't it Natalia is listening to Vicki six months later.
I wonder who got him down? He was the tourist wasn't he? His mom said he never lived in a shanty town yet good food given to him
by a crack to get by.
is a fake image.
A Muslim you want to look up to that thing? Yeah, that's me.
He's gonna reach that level.
Man. 16. So we're
just getting me out of here.
You got yourself in it. Your Man out there?
There's some people out there that made my life.
for justified reasons.
You say them you feed me sorry about what you
say don't feel any sorrow at all.
But some of us when we go there, we think with a big Teflon isn't it? What's taking place in our community? The moment the term was the violence the crime?
Don't you think that these people don't know what's going on
and no one
I'm telling you now give me 10 minutes in other rock and I'll give you the names of the places all the big traffic cousins community you're telling me five oh don't know whose food
is that you're trying to tell me that five oh don't know who's doing what costing Oh, by the way they see that we see in East London
let them tell you whatever they're doing they're destroying their own race their own beat but their own culture their own identity that's what they're doing
but the other thing that we want to mention is some young boys
isn't it? That's what man says well there's nothing wrong about that
what's happened to you
Muslims in India discard what's wrong with free mixing what's wrong with people and input john john john Miller and enjoying himself What's wrong with that?
You know, I don't see no inclination towards women. I just go there and enjoy myself to admire
evil people serving sentences in the conversation you got some weird friends
at least were banged up in prison writing a sentence we got some phenomenal life you know
families praying next Mr. Miyagi, Jeff the system
is giving me passports and driver's license in good standing the other I don't understand it. I'm a criminal. I admit I'm a criminal. I don't pray I don't force I don't mix the two together. I don't be religious. One minute next minute. I'm tracking down the system of brain football breaking the system.
Make up your mind. If you're a criminal, be a criminal. If you're good now
don't think that you have to get up in mixed messages. walk away from it.
First thing a man loves women. Have you ever thought about why the Koran saying right in the beginning man loves women. That's what man not that well. Then property the land and brand it Who says you know what today's brand in today's language?
You know what car for me? Was the logo in a Ferrari study of the horse. Look at it
still serves us today.
mostly young boys. Living in flesh will pass in 100,000 pounds of Aryan look up. Look at the
He tried to tell me that you got some footwork. You may you may fool your local Imam and say yeah, you know, I got it. You ain't got a day's work in your life.
You got a day's work in your life. You're trying to tell me that [???]. I work hard for my money.
That's right. You work hard for your money, don't use that money ain't worth anything.
This lifestyle is not acceptable.
This way of life, his behavior, these characteristics. It's not the way it's not for us.
what's happening to our people what's happening to our youngsters,
young offenders Institute's and juvenile prisons. They have more youngsters that are Muslim than any other population. That how many parents must be outside having to live with the fact of knowing that their son or daughter is behind bars. Not being faithful. Not being club.
How are you going to live your life where you have no access to your family, your loved ones, to your children, to absolutely nobody apart from your lawyer.
The only access you've got to somebody outside is your lawyer. And if somebody comes to visit you maybe once a month
so I asked this question to my congregation.
And I said to them what's up guys, Tom,
do you feel like you have achieved anything?
And believe me, some of these guys were the biggest gangsters in Birmingham.
Some of these guys when they would walk the streets people would think Saddam
didn't have all these wonderful gangster names. crack. Yeah, mg. What crew you from of the Spartans? Well, crew you from reminds me of a story once I was teaching in Madrid
A few years ago and there was this wonderful child, hello concentration competition with another child. And they will argue instead what you're going to hit me. So that's how it goes to normal let you off because you touch me, I'll tell my uncle and
so he goes, What's your uncle gonna do? He goes, do you know who monkeys? He's from the MMP
Okay. So once they finish their little thing, both of them suppose mm k equals mu t mafia Muslim crew
was like, What? Have you seen the end? Do you get that one? That's a hidden one. That's why we don't talk about that. Because it's awesome. Mm.
mk sounds better snappy. I've
got the x five. And it just goes on shooting all day. You know? And if anybody messes about then he's there to sort it out.
Wow. What a life? What a life Allah giving you man. You know, you've given you a life almost giving you health? Well, what do you do you drive an x, y work you seven and you're the biggest gangster there is.
You know till your windows base. And that's it. And every time we go past somebody, what do you do? You put the window down? No, honestly, it's reality, but have a look at our streets.
When you're driving up and down, if you're not one of them yourself.
Who's doing it
is everybody second cousin and first cousin and brother and uncle.
And this friend and that friend.
Most of the time, if it's not yourself, you need to sit in that car with them.
Because we start to respect these people.
We start to respect these people and look at them as if there's something in society.
And we start to idolize these people.
So somebody has a fight in the street. And everybody's on their toes on the earth this guy knocked him out he was sick five.
Me Go home and talk about he's hotline Mashallah, you know, he pumps this much amount of iron. So he's like, this is like that, or one punch. He was you know, it was a hook. And it was just one only and he knocked him out.
Right? So he's not done. So what do we do whatever file we got call him. And if he got his number in your mobile phone,
because he's one phone call away.
So somebody comes, or you walk into a shop and you forget
to put my phone and you call you up.
And this is the lifestyle we live
by, he brings shame upon us. And you think that a
lot of us sell them cuz he's gonna set a rule. And that rule was that you love your neighbors. That is a part of your responsibility in society, that you ensure that other people stay safe from your hands and your tongue and the way you interact with people and your social characteristics. But we have become animal like, we've become literally animals. In fact, Allah says
nothing sometimes. Even though Allah refers to us as an unobtrusive, we bring ourselves into that category
will wash the animals.
We are ashamed to call one brother.
We do with lip service, but we're ashamed of in reality. And if you ask yourself, Is this what Islam? Is? Is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam emphasized? It's just what I'm not talking about in the corner.
We are totally opposite.
is it that the one who books the highest is the one who is the most hardest? But tell me what is it? Am I missing something?
Oh, do you see that if you swing your body to the left or the right a bit more, that you're practicing reflexes because I don't see it? But what is it? What is it that we're doing?
These are men who spent the whole of their life and dedicate every minute of their life to be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he is you meet, wanting to be gangsterism bopping every time we walk. And then I ask you who you like, Who is it? even know yourself? Who is this thing is cool.
If I asked you who you walk you like you could never give me a comparison. Because no one walks like that.
It's just something in your head. And you think how is
the professor Lysander when you walk in the streets, he will stop and give some time to the children.
He was talking to the elders. He was talking to everyone. And he's you will be so busy swinging your arms. You're lucky even hit the guy behind you even though he's a mile behind you.
And you start to wonder where we go in our life where we hit you.
And we tell you where the gangsters end up.
They end up in a six by seven piffle box, and it lies a bed
with a mattress half the size of the one that you probably sleep on now. And if you're a nice rich man, that is probably a quarter of your mattress.
There's a toilet in there. And every morning when he brushes his teeth, he looks into the reflection that he received from some silver paint that was left on a piece of wood.
He's not even allowed to keep his toothbrush or his teeth in his own room, and his cell is to live.
When he runs out of toilet roll, he has to wait for an application to get another toilet roll.
Okay, when he feels hungry, he hasn't got a microwave or a fridge to open. He opens a can of tuna, it's a bit of pickle in it puts it in a bread and
this is the paradise that every gangster gets.
And that is the paradise Starbuck keeps for people like that.
You want to be a gangster, or you aspire to be like one, or you think they're cool, and they're big in their bed. While like Come with me, I'll show you how much of a gangster they are now.
You know, once people go behind bars,
that's 10 years of, of certain people's lives. That's 15 years of people's lives gone in a flash, and there's nothing he can do about it.
Nothing at all. And you think about it.
As against the What did he achieve? He had a strap of a gun around him somewhere. They popped a few pills, maybe here and there, snorted and smoked. What else did he do with his life? So What's he done? He's matched his online phobias and living in a seven by six type of area that they have. I'm asking you is this what people want to achieve in life isn't even a goal?
What's wrong with you and me? What's wrong with our society? You know, every time these things happen, you know, we blame. We blame society. We said it was society's fault. It's society,
not society. society doesn't force you to do things alone gives you a new choice. Every time you do something unlucky gives you a choice.
And it is up to you to do it or to leave it. When you came to the mustard today, this society tell you to come to the masjid. When you go to school for education.
To go there, you could Skype when you go to university.
go to university.
It's your choice. When you pick up the cigarette and you've been putting in your mouth, you're about to drink it. Has society said you were a smoke
never said you should smoke. That is your choice. When you pick up a gun and you shoot somebody, it's in your hands. Once society tells you to shoot somebody
gives you a choice. And our problem is we look for an excuse to blame somebody else. If it's still society. You blame your parents. If it's not your parents, you blame your friends.
Let me tell you when it comes to your friends
Alonso just says in the Quran clearly. He says people in the deal judgment will come
and they will say that oh I love Ruby on to me good. I took this person as my friend
for he made me forget about the message that you had sent. I want Mr. We talking about we're talking about
these people will come in front of a lot and they'll have no excuse.
And you and you ask the person about their friends and their boys today. People are ready to die for these people. Go sit in prison for a week and see how many of your boys come to visit you.
Go fight a king
and see who comes to pay for it.
Your friends are your friends.
It's clear. The law says
that a man is upon the way of his friend.
So be careful when every one of you choose your friends. And nowadays What is this all about? The boys is all about the boys obviously youngsters,
the boys in the gangs and you know he's one of my boys. He's one of your boys.
Like I said, Go see in prison and have a look how many of your boys come to visit you had a brother from around this area, actually, he's a revert to this deal. And he came to me and he and he was upset. He was I can't believe because this is my second time in prison. Because you know, they couldn't even send me.
boys, these were his boys. They didn't have that much inside them to send him an econ. And you were to die for these people. We sacrifice everything for these people to such an extent. We sacrifice our parents for these guys.
You and me, we do this all the time. You know what? You want my ask you to do something. You're like, you know what? Mom, I'm busy. I will text. Your mama. I'm going out with somebody. I'm going here. I've got plans, and you're ready to go with your boys.
This is the life that we live. People are married nowadays, they have 200 wives at home and a guy comes from Botswana. He's good in a jiffy. But
some people don't need to do this. Some people just want to hang out with their boys.
How can you do this when you disrespect those who love you the most? I asked those same people. I said guys, where are your boys? We don't have any boys.
And you know what they said to me? They said the only people that supported us through our sentence was our parents.
The only people sorry was that same old man who you used to hate the man you had no time for that came to your court cases that paid for your legal stuff that came and supported you that sent you postal orders when you didn't have a penny to your name.
And use Think about your friends.
Who are these people?
You know one expensive Rule of Life. I will tell you today.
Keep your friends as friends. Friends will always remain friends your best friend is an Islam
best friends as an Islamic term. And I'll tell you why. It's understanding.
Friends are always friends, brothers always brothers.
family are always family.
Your friends, just your friends love your friends. Okay, but don't over love them. love them because that's a part of our Deen.
If you if you have a friend who's a Muslim and you love him for the sake of Allah, that's brilliant. That's what you should be doing. But if you have a friend, you love for the sake of Allah, he's your best friend. And then he goes on beyond that. Have you seen with two best friends? Cory what happens?
We've seen what happens they become the worst of enemies. And he's the lower eyelid he was some of them in fact mentioned this to us over 1400 years ago.
You know, these gets the friends you have
these gifts to people, you want to be nice. Boy you do and ultimately you're disrespecting your father and your mother, your father and your mother. Who are these people? Who are these people?
I don't even need to stand here and tell you.
Because the fact is they your parents, regardless of what Allah said, regardless of
Rama said, You must love them.
There is no excuse. Why should somebody have to tell you that I lost commanded you to love your parents? What are you so stupid that you can't even see that these people ought to be respected? You only came to Tanya because of these people?
And what have you forgotten? The times when you were young and you have children? Every time that they picked you up when you cried? Every time they fed you when you are hungry? Every time when you scream that smell would be loved to them. But do we have to remind you that Allah said something about this, that you are not gonna have enough common sense to remember that these people should be loved?
me Do I have to tell you from Heidi, what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about parents? Do I really have to do this?
You know, every individual realizes once they become parents what it's like. Unfortunately, though, the table switch because when you have your own children, you start loving them and you forget about the love that your parents gave you. When you were a child.
I'm asking you what you ready to sacrifice that?
For your friends to be a one to be against them to be a part of the 17 crew. Are you ready to sacrifice that For what? For a six by seven cell
in the same room, you have to sleep and you have to excrete. You're ready to sacrifice that to be one of them. To show me one gangster in the history of humanity, that I've achieved something.
Show me just one gangster one only.
You can't even show me half of one, because they weren't even men. Because if they were real men, they wouldn't carry bullets on them. They wouldn't be walking around with knives. They wouldn't be there looking for trouble. A real man is that man who stands in front of Allah azza wa jal was every other human being is seeking a real man is that man, when he becomes he becomes angry. He controlled his anger. A real man is that man who looks out for his brother not kills his brother.
That's a real man.
And we talk about gangsters. We watch TV, and we think Wow, look at this guy.
Everybody loves him cuz he can rock when he sings. Well, everybody likes him and he's been shot nine times. He like a cat. Let him be like a cat. What difference that makes you You and me.
And you know what I'm talking about.
They know gangster's paradise brothers, let me tell you that. Now, clearly.
There are no gangsters in paradise.
You want paradise you want to live and die for the sake of Allah, you know, the same gangsters. You know, when these cartoons and those issues took place? There was a same gangsters, the one that came to the streets to protest, an issue protesting. What I'm saying is it was all good. You came to protest, because what were you doing? Because you're against that you're defending the honor of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
When you yourself could honor the prophecy
by even growing a beard, when you can honor the deen by standing and praying.
What I would have loved to ask those people.
I would have loved those people. How many of you but no one?
Let alone honor the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by going on a protest?
We don't need people like this.
When an issue comes up, what happened? Everybody's on their heels. Oh, let's go. Let's go into production. You can't even
you can't even read
for yourself ready to go on and show everybody the sacrifice? What you sacrificing for them.
You can't even sacrifice your time to pray. You can sacrifice your time to learn about learning something.
And when you're ready to go to the streets, don't be fooled.
I swear by Allah these people they may remain gangsters in dunya. By tell you there will be no gangsters in general.
There will be many gender, there will be women in gender.
May Allah make us amongst those pious men and women of gender.
Male love the love if there is any love for these horrid people away from us and from our hearts.
Well, like no man will succeed by chilling with his friend and by disrespecting his parents.
There are no gangsters in paradise.